Flirting with Faith
July 2008 Archives

That’s what the Geek Squad guy at Best Buy told me this morning, anyway. I was at the counter with Martin’s laptop, hoping that his difficulty connecting to our wireless network might have an easy (read cheap) fix. I had […]

Today is the first day of a new project. I have felt for some time that I am supposed to be fluent in Spanish. It isn’t a huge stretch, really. My husband is from Uruguay and English is his second […]

Yo hable un poquito Espanol. Pero yo pienso que yo nessesito aprender hablar, leer y escribir fluida en Espanol. Mi esposo, Martin, naces in Uruguay y hablas Espanol, entonces es mas facil para nosotros hablar en Ingles en la casa. […]

In Part 1 I’m learning that I am a day late and a dollar short when it comes to accepting (and, by association sharing) God’s love. I’m chewing on 1 Corinthians 13…particularly 1 Corinthians 13:4 and beyond…to get a taste […]

I go to a Benedictine Monastery for a 24-hour silent retreat with the express purpose of listening. No agenda. No ‘what’s my purpose?’ or ‘what’s my next step?’ This was not my first visit to Holy Cross, but it was […]

I can’t help but love an organization whose stated mission is to “honor and celebrate one another’s lives through listening.” StoryCorps ( is a not-for-profit that sets up listening booths all over the country (maybe the world now) and helps […]